McDONALD’S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
White Manor Country Club
BLUMENHERST WINS FIRST AJGA MAJOR BY ONE STROKE
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 54-hole stroke-play invitational event was held at the newly renovated White Manor Country Club in
The tournament, one of two girls-only AJGA majors, brings 21 Rolex Junior All-Americans to the Philadelphia area, including Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz., Julieta Granada of Asunción, Paraguay, Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., and Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J.
Following frustrating first and second rounds, Blumenherst (73-71-70—214), was happy with the way she played during the final round. She had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 and then another birdie on No. 9 where she sunk an eight-foot putt.
“I hit the ball very well today,” said the 17-year-old. “I was anxious to get out and play because I’ve never won a Major championship.”
The first-team Rolex Junior All-American had already captured a pair of titles in the 2004 season, including a 10-stroke victory at the AJGA Southwestern Junior and another win at the PING Indianapolis Junior.
“I wanted to put pressure on Blumenherst,” said
In third, at 4-over-par 217 was Megan Grehan of
Tied for fourth was Nannette Hill of Pelham Manor, N.Y. (75-71-73—219), and Morgan Pressel of
Other top finishers included Tiffany Joh of
Rounding out the top-10 finishers was Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J. (77-74-72—223).
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch
For more information about the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship or any of the AJGA’s events, contact AJGA national Headquarters at (877) 373-2542.